Robby (Cowboy VC) & Tim (Essence VC)
Data Tooling

Episode 78: The Fastest Path From Data To Insight With Starburst

AUTHOR: Robby (Cowboy VC) & Tim (Essence VC)

Justin Borgman is CEO of Starburst, the “Analytics Everywhere” company based on the sequel query engine Trino (previously called Presto). Trino is a distributed SQL query engine for big data and is used by companies such as Salesforce, Robinhood, Lyft, LinkedIn, Goldman Sachs, and Netflix. Trino currently has 7.5K GitHub Stars.

Starburst has raised over $400M from investors including Index, Coatue, A16z, and Alkeon.

In this episode, we dig into the Presto to Trino transition, recruiting the Trino founders to Starburst, waiting to raise venture capital until there are strong signs of PMF, what PMF looks like (ie. multiple Fortune 500 users), getting competition to compete on your turf, and more!

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